Which Tarot card Are You?
Many readers and clients are familiar with the deep symbolism of tarot cards.
Ages old, every culture has a form of divinatory cards that date back to ancient Egypt and beyond.
The cards represent the ever-changing cycles of life and offer counsel to help us navigate ever forward on our soul’s journey.
The are many different decks in our modern society and they offer us a vast landscape of changing images and symbols.
The cards are divided into 4 suits, each representing the 4 elements that create life on our planet: earth, air, fire, and water.
These are often associated with symbolic representations which can vary greatly from deck to deck or culture to culture and are also associated with the suits in regular playing cards.
Parallel symbolism unites cards with astrological symbols, weather patterns, numerology, herbs, planets, gems, and even homeopathic cell salts.
Since I am intricately integrated with nature, I use herbal and plant-based decks.
In these cards:
- Earth is represented by pentacles or coins
- Water by cups
- Fire by sprouting branches or wands
- Air by swords.
In addition to suits, the cards are separated into the Major and Lower Arcana. Arcana is the plural form of the words arcanum.
During the middle ages, the alchemists used the words arcanum to describe the profound secrets of nature.
Nature and life were inseparable.
Many readers read with only the Major Arcana, which consists of 22 cards which represent the major archetypes of humans, emotions, situations, and life.
Although the cards are numbered, the journey of the soul through life does not always go in a forward motion. We stop, start, crash, retract, go forward, under, over and all around but we are always experiencing one or more of the cards.
Are you deeply in love? Then you are living the Lovers or the Two of cups.
Are random events in life connecting? Then perhaps you are having a High Priestess Day.
Are things changing around you without your consent? Perhaps the Tower?
Feeling renewed after the storms? The Star.
Every day and everywhere we can see the tarot.
It is a living, daily experience of the heart, soul, body, and mind.
Far beyond a deck of cards, the tarot evolved as a visual way to help us understand what the experiences in life can bring to us, how they help us grow and what course we can take to chart our path through them.
Because they were created during a time in our evolution when many could not read or write, the deep symbolism helped people connect to both the cycles of nature and life experiences.
They helped heal, explain, redirect and brought strength and clarity to the darker times of confusion in life.
Although both humans and cards have gone through centuries of change and evolution, the deep symbolism is the same.
Look around, what card do you see? Which card are you living?
Tarot is present everywhere, in the kitchen, in the garden, in your workplace.
Even your car is a card: The Chariot.
Even if you do not feel drawn to tarot, try expanding outwards and having a tarot experience.
Whether you believe in them or not: the cards speak, and the deep symbolism embedded in them triggers our subconscious in ways the conscious mind cannot conjure up.
Right now, look around, what card do you see?
Which card or deck do you most connect with, and why?
What do you think?
PsychicPro Content Author and Recruiter
I became aware of my gifts at age 3 when I began seeing spirits in my room.
My mother and grandmother were both gifted and from a very young age, I was taught to respect nature and to read her signs along with herbalism, tarot cards, and healing.
I have worked in the healing and psychic world for many years and have taught, read and counseled and written. I trained with many masters and have studied to enhance my gifts in Italy, Greece and many places in the US.
I work with PsychicPRO as a writer and to help readers find their best possible employment in an environment that enhances and honors their abilities. It is an honor to do this work and I look forward to helping you do yours.